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Seattle Art Museum

100 University Street, Volunteer Park, Seattle, WA 98101-2902
206-654-3100
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Ranked #44 of 212 attractions in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
Description: This post-modern structure houses an impressive and eclectic collection.
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Wildwood Crest, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Collection incorporates a fine selection of Pacific Northwest art and artifacts. Well laid out and holds interest for several hours. Also enjoyable for anyone who ever owned a Ford Taurus of Mercury Sable are those cars hanging at various angles overhead in lobby. Also has a nice European Collection. Really enjoyed visit. Nice and manageable. The restaurant is frankly very... More

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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This museum has it all and spams many periods and regions. Truly worth a visit. One of our favorite memories.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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95 reviews 95 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

While my husband and I often travel w friends or family, only a few are interested in museums as we are, since we are avid art enthusiasts. We had dear friends who also went w us to see the Seattle Art Museum and there was truly something for all of us! I particularly enjoyed the glorious glass collections shown, including... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

First, they made me check my bag because it had two straps instead of one. Why? Second, the focus is 90% on modern art, which is not really my thing. The room I liked the best was the ceramics room where time and place were unimportant but rather the pieces organized by color. The point is how ceramics permeate all... More

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

They have dome really interesting exhibits and a fantastic space, we spend a few hours there during a damp afternoon. A good way to see some good Art and keep dry.

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Corona del Mar, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
60 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Not many masters here, 1 Matisse and 1 Monet, but there is interesting art I've never seen before. Check out the Rat on the Bed, the china (dishes, not country), and rotating exhibit, it was memorable. We ate here, too. Always funky to eat in an art museum, food was very good, staff, too.

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El Paso, Texas
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134 reviews 134 reviews
43 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Try to save 2 hours to wander around this art museum in downtown Seattle. A little bit of everything. Excellent blown glass exhibit and native Pacific Northwest American culture.

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Good displays of very respectable collection for this region. Nice staff. Very enjoyable visit and a really good restaurant at ground level for lunch or dinner.

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San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was a bit of a disappointment. Not really sure why. Just seemed like it could be better, considering the reputation of the city. Trying to be too much to everyone? Trying too hard and somehow missing the mark?

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Varese, Italy
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The temporary exhibition called "Modernism in the Pacific Northwest" displays some impressive works of art and especially the ones of Mark Tobey are worth a visit. I think the permanent collection is limited but still has various lovely works.

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